Label: The Bicycle Music Company
Isolate and Medicate, Seether's sixth full-length, is further proof that the South African group remains stubbornly committed to post-grunge's original mid-'90s sound. With riffs like slashing razors, falling somewhere between Silverchair and Bush, both "Suffer It All" and "My Disaster" find singer and songwriter Shaun Morgan at his most pissed-off and teeth-grinding. Possibly the album's most idiosyncratic cut is the country-meets-grunge brooder "Nobody Praying for Me." Then again, its catchy chorus is soaked in the kind of anger and dejection that has long been Seether's bread and butter.